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Canada Ready to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces
May 19, 2017 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

By David Ljunggren (Reuters)   Canada said on Thursday it planned to impose a cap on pollution in provinces that refuse to adopt a national price on carbon, setting up a potential fight with the country’s …

As Trump Reverses Climate Actions, California Considers a Bold New Step
May 4, 2017 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post) … Now, a new proposal, announced Monday, would replace California’s current cap and trade carbon pricing program, its flagship effort to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, …

CORSIA Aviation Carbon Emissions Scheme Must Learn Lessons from UN’s Flawed Offset Mechanism, Says Study
April 28, 2017 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  While ICAO deliberates over rules concerning what offsets should be eligible under its carbon scheme for international aviation, a study prepared for the European Commission concludes the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has …

Europe Needs a Higher Price on Carbon
February 21, 2017 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Bloomberg)  Europe’s promise to lower greenhouse-gas emissions looked bright a dozen years ago, when its leaders created the first big market for trading carbon permits. Sadly, though, its system has failed to encourage investment in …

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era
November 15, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is growing among Canadian biofuel producers as the federal government is embracing carbon reduction strategies in …

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action
November 4, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Center for American Progress)  Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, once considered political moonshots in the battle to combat carbon emissions, have found purchase in Canada, Mexico, and parts of the United States, raising the …

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy
October 19, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents of the United States and Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada met in June …

Advanced Biofuels Canada Supports Federal Carbon Pricing
October 3, 2016 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Yahoo! Finance)  The federal government announced today its intention to place a national price on carbon emissions of $10 per tonne in 2018, rising by $10 per tonne each year to $50 per …

Can the Aviation Industry Finally Clean up Its Emissions?
September 30, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  With biofuel potential limited and emissions rising, the need for industry to act is urgent. Hopes rest on a global UN carbon offset scheme to be negotiated at the ICAO …

Ottawa to Impose a National Carbon Price on the Provinces
September 19, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Shawn McCarthy (Globe and Mail)  The Liberal government will move this fall to impose a minimum, national carbon price on provinces that fail to adopt their own pricing system for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, a plan …

ICAO Carbon Offsetting Scheme Moves a Step Closer to Agreement as Council Releases Final Draft Resolution Text
September 5, 2016 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s 36-State governing Council has released final draft text of a Resolution to be put before the UN agency’s triennial Assembly later this month on a global market-based measure (GMBM) aimed at keeping …

U.N. Aviation Emissions Pact to Let States Opt out in First Phase: Sources
August 26, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by  Allison Lampert and Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  A new global deal on curbing aviation emissions will likely give states the right to opt out of its initial voluntary phases, according to sources familiar with the …

California Assembly Approves Climate Change Law
August 25, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Anshu Siripurapu (Sacramento Bee)  After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 32 was seen as a crucial step for reauthorizing the …

Ag Carbon Credits Go to Market, Just as Cap and Trade Is Questioned
August 23, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Barbara Grady (Green Biz)  … Letting the fields temporarily dry has reduced the methane released from that rice field by 50 percent, compared to an adjacent field that was flooded all through the growing season, according …

A4E Calls on Governments to Support the UN’s Global Scheme to Reduce Airline Carbon Emissions
July 25, 2016 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(AviationBenefits.org)  Coinciding with the presentation of the European Commission’s “European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility”, A4E sets out its priorities on environmental policy.

A4E calls on all governments to support the United Nations’ proposed carbon offset scheme …

A Grand Bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in Talks with Oil Companies about Climate Change Programs
July 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason (Los Angeles Times)  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has been talking directly with oil companies in hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California’s landmark climate programs, opening a back channel …

California Ponders Changes to Fuel Rules as Tesla Cries Foul
July 8, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by John Lippert (Bloomberg) … The rapid growth of Tesla Motors Inc. and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have the state contemplating new requirements that anger both Tesla and competitors like Honda Motor Co. …

California’s Landmark Cap and Trade Program Faces Uncertain Future
June 16, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Rory Carroll (Reuters)  California’s greenhouse gas reduction program is in a battle for its life, and uncertainty about its future has spooked buyers of its carbon permits  —  California in 2012 became the first …

Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity
April 8, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Noah Kaufman, Michael Obeiter and Eleanor Krause (World Resources Institute)  Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity finds that the revenues form a carbon price can be used to address regional disparities and ensure that …

Washington Lawmakers Consider Putting A Price On Carbon
February 15, 2016 – 9:25 am | No Comment

by Ken Christensen (KCTS9/EarthFix)  State lawmakers this week began discussing a measure that could make Washington the first state to tax residents and businesses on their carbon emissions.

More than 350,000 voters signed petitions for Initiative …

Governments to Raise $22 Billion from Carbon Pricing in 2015: Report
November 2, 2015 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Twidale (Reuters) Governments around the world will this year raise around $22 billion from schemes putting a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions such as taxes or emissions trading systems, a report on Wednesday …

Everyone’s Favorite Climate Change Fix
October 29, 2015 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Cristina Maza (The Christian Science Monitor)   Economists, officials, and executives across the globe increasingly support carbon pricing to stem the rise of greenhouse-gas emissions. Can it work?  —  … “Pricing carbon obviously adds a cost to …

Carbon Offset Trading – Managing Risk in a Time of Regulatory Uncertainty
October 26, 2015 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Belcher and David McCullough (Sutherland Asbill & Brennan/Biofuels Digest)  Over the past decade, the market for carbon offsets has waxed and waned with the likelihood of a mandatory greenhouse gas reduction program being …

Views from Napa Valley: A Peak at California’s Low Carbon Fuels Program
October 26, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Michele Rubino (Biofuels Digest)  … AB 32 is now implemented covering the entire economy in California. Markets for carbon allowances and offsets are established and in full swing. The law is unmistakably driving change and …

Seeking Take-Off and Off-Take: Why Do Some Renewable Technologies Soar and Others Stall?
October 16, 2015 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The high-octane idea that inexplicably struggles, the mid-grade idea that rocks.  Here, we look at the critical success factors that provide tail-winds for some technologies and head-winds for others.

To explain …

Carbon Pricing Beats Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards
October 16, 2015 – 8:45 am | No Comment

(Environmental Leader)  Currently planned fuel economy standards (extended to the year 2050) would cost 10 percent of the economy’s global gross domestic product (GDP) in 2050, compared with only 6 percent under cap-and-trade carbon pricing, …

Zero Emission Vehicles: Not Really
September 21, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Don Siefkes, Debbie Baron and Eileen Broderick (E100 Ethanol Group, Mendo Alcohol Fuel Group) … California Governor Jerry Brown and other Governors, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and much of the major media …

Scorching Summer Drives California Innovation and Biofuels
September 1, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  California’s politicians and people are responding to the state’s increasingly dire symptoms of climate change with innovation, resolve, and biofuel policies.

California’s determination to recapture its milder and …

Lindsey Graham: I Wouldn’t Disagree With Hillary Clinton on Science of Climate Change
August 7, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by  Rebecca Leber (New Republic) Only two candidates, Senator Lindsey Graham and George Pataki, in the second-tier Republican presidential debate on Thursday have accepted that climate change is real and man-made. That doesn’t neecssarily mean …

Obama Climate Plan Revives Talk of a Carbon Tax
August 4, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  Sweeping power-plant regulations would enable states to use pollution trading, fees to cut heat-trapping emissions. … In a change from the draft plan, the final EPA rule now explicitly says states …

Big Oil Companies Want a Price on Carbon. Here’s Why.
June 2, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  Natural-gas profits have Shell and BP, among others, calling for increased use of carbon-emissions fees ahead of a make-or-break climate summit in Paris.

Six oil and gas giants based in Europe …

California GHG Reporting Obligations Extend to Ethanol
March 2, 2015 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes.(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California has embarked upon the most aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction program in the world.  As a result of California’s Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions …

Carbon Pricing Coming to Ontario, Strategy to Be Unveiled this Year
January 14, 2015 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Adrian Morrow (Globe and Mail)    The Ontario government is closing in on a plan to put a price on carbon emissions after nearly seven years of delays.   The Liberals have promised to make …

Gov. Inslee Wants To Cap And Tax Emissions From Washington State’s Major Polluters
December 18, 2014 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Katie Valentine (ThinkProgress)   Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has big plans for carbon reductions in his state, as outlined in climate change and transportation proposals announced by the governor’s office this week.

On Tuesday, Inslee …

4 Minutes with…Graham Noyes, Attorney, Keyes, Fox & Wiedman; Acting Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition
November 25, 2014 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My regulatory work focuses on the RFS, LCFS, and Cap & Trade. My transactional work involves maximizing the value of environmental attributes, and developing and negotiating various agreements including joint …

Shell: Expects to Be Producing Advanced Biofuels at Scale, in US, by End of Decade
November 21, 2014 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell VP Matthew Tipper, at ABLCNext:  “We will likely begin manufacture in the southeast United States. We plan to be operational by late this decade.  “We believe our best bet …

Countries, Companies Mobilize around Carbon Pricing ahead of UN Summit
September 29, 2014 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Volcovici  (Reuters)  The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage …

Perea Bill Would Delay California Cap-and-Trade for Gas
July 21, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jeremy B. White  (Sacramento Bee) Democratic fissures over California’s cap-and-trade mandates deepened on Thursday, with a key moderate Democrat introducing a bill to push back a looming rule expected to cause a spike in prices …

Carbon Market Lessons and Global Policy Outlook
March 21, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Richard G. Newell, William A. Pizer, Daniel Raimi (Science Magazine)  Prices in the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) spent 2013 at historic lows. Elected officials have promised to repeal the Australian carbon market. …

Encouraging Advanced Biofuels Development in a Low Carbon Economy
March 1, 2013 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Kessler (The Energy Collective)  …Unlike the current consumer technology industry, where new products can offer novel or superior services, transportation fuel options compete primarily on price and availability with limited room for product …

Group to Sue EPA to Force U.S. Carbon Rules for Transport
December 3, 2012 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Volcovici  (Chicago Tribune/Reuters)  A policy reform group plans to issue a notice on Wednesday informing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it will file a lawsuit to force the agency to use federal …

Carbon Credits Gone Awry: Coolant Companies Raise Output of Harmful Gas
August 9, 2012 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Andrew W. Lehren (The New York Times)  …But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity.

They quickly figured out that …

HDS International Provides Information on Project Scope for Back Bay Location
August 27, 2011 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(HDS International/PR NewsWire)  HDS International Corp., a provider of industrial ocean-based biomass production and other high-value eco-sustainability solutions, today provided additional details regarding the project scope for its targeted production site in Back Bay, New Brunswick, …

Australia’s Carbon Tax Debuts: Carbon Sunday, or Black Sunday?
July 12, 2011 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aussie government debuts carbon tax scheme and $10Bn cleantech fund; who’s happy, who’s howling?

In Australia, the federal government launched plans for a $23 per tonne tax on carbon, which will …

The Economics of Power Plant CO2 Capture
July 5, 2011 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …Today’s carbon capture process requires separating and condensing CO2, then transporting it in dedicated pipelines to distant locations where it can be stored. Processing CO2 close to power plants …

MIT Adds to the Cap-and-Trade Debate
May 20, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by James Ott (Aviation Week)  A report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) should be required reading for environmental policymakers. “The Impact of Climate Policy on US Aviation” was issued this week by the …

CARBON CORNER: New Carbon Opportunities Coming to Market for Agriculture
November 3, 2010 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Dawson Williams and Rick Gilmore (GIC Group/Biofuels Digest)  …The Climate Action Reserve (CAR), which was chartered by state legislation in California in 2001, has just proposed three new agriculture related offset categories, including:  cropland management, …

California Unveils Greenhouse Gas Trading Plan
November 3, 2010 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Peter Henderson  (Reuters)  California unveiled on Friday its final blueprint of a market system to curb greenhouse gases, relaxing expected rules in the face of a weak economy in a measure that could set the …

A Simpler Path to Cutting Carbon Emissions
July 2, 2010 – 9:32 am | No Comment

by Vinod Khosla (Washington Post)  If our goal is carbon reduction, a cap-and-trade or carbon-pricing bill, with its likely compromises, would be worse right now than no regulation. Pricing carbon below $40 per ton will …

Senators to Propose Abandoning Cap-and-Trade
March 2, 2010 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  Three key senators are engaged in a radical behind-the-scenes overhaul of climate legislation, preparing to jettison the broad “cap-and-trade” approach that has defined the legislative debate for …

BIO Comments on Preliminary Draft Regulation for the California Cap-and-Trade Program
January 18, 2010 – 11:02 am | No Comment

Comments by Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental Section of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) to the California Environmental Protection Agency and Air Resources Board (January 11, 2010):  … The essence of the …

Greater Distinction Needed for Biofuels as Fuel Component under Cap and Trade
September 18, 2009 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  As Congress continues its debate on comprehensive climate legislation, any measure adopted must adequately recognize and incentivize the extensive benefits biomass and the production of biofuels can provide to address global climate …

25 x ’25 Offers Recommendations to Make Cap & Trade Work with BioSequestration
September 9, 2009 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

 The 25x’25 Carbon Work Group (CWG) has been engaged for more than a year in a process of identifying key policy options for delivering climate change solutions from the land and allowing the agricultural and …

25 x 25 Publishes Assessement of Ag/Forestry Costs Due to Proposed Climate Change Legislation
August 24, 2009 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

From the report: … Objective independent studies now emerging on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 suggest that the costs to the agriculture and forestry sectors from its cap and trade provisions …

U.S. Biofuel Makers Want CO2 Credits in Climate Bill
August 19, 2009 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)    Makers of biofuels and plastics and chemicals made from crops want U.S. senators to change the climate bill to give them free pollution permits that would be needed to emit greenhouse gases under the …

Ample U.S. Forestlands Can Provide Resources Needed to Meet New Energy Goals
July 31, 2009 – 9:46 am | No Comment

(25 x 25 REsource)  Some stakeholders engaged in the climate change policy debate are expressing concern that carbon cap-and-trade legislation may lead to extensive tree planting and result in the conversion of valuable cropland to …

R&D Futures Contracts Proposed to Address Climate Change Bill Weakness
July 23, 2009 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

“For Cap-and-Trade to truly reduce CO2 emissions, many promising lab-scale technologies will have to be prototyped, tested, and commercialized quickly,” says Bob Kozak, President of Atlantic Biomass Conversions. “With the current wording, the proposed Cap-and-Trade …

Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals Race to the Starting Line
July 22, 2009 – 6:51 am | No Comment

by Paul Winters  (Biotech Industry Organization, Renewable Energy World)    Both the United States and Canada have made considerable investments in founding a renewable biofuels and chemicals industry, setting standards for the production and use of biofuels …

G-8 Failure Reflects U.S. Failure on Climate Change
July 10, 2009 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Dr. James Hansen (HuffingtonPost)   … For all its “green” aura, Waxman-Markey locks in fossil fuel business-as-usual and garlands it with a Ponzi-like “cap-and-trade” scheme. Here are a few of the bill’s egregious flaws:

It guts …

Senate Ag Panel’s Members Look to Stake Major Claim in Climate Bill
July 10, 2009 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Allison Winter  (New York Times, ClimateWire)   … Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and other members of his panel say they want to ensure any effort at wide-ranging climate legislation in the Senate will include all of …

Big Four Will Be Among the Big Winners if U.S. Adopts Climate Law
July 10, 2009 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by  Nathanial Gronewold (Climatewire)       Having helped companies explore the labyrinth of greenhouse gas regulation in Europe, the Big Four auditing and accounting firms are now moving quickly to build climate and carbon shops in the United States. …